The Panama Papers are the largest data leak journalists have ever worked with. Photo credits: Carolin Fromm / NDR
- It was a mild Sunday in early April 2016 that changed my perspective on investigative reporting forever. At exactly 8 pm, the story we’ve been working on in secret for so long, broke: The Panama Papers.
Media Communications Specialist and Journalist José Vicente Otero Chate. Photo: José Vicente Otero Chate
Yes to Life, No to Free Trade Agreements, was the motto during the citizen’s public referendum called for by social and indigenous organizations in 6 municipalities of the state of Cauca, in southwestern Columbia, on March 6th, 2005.
Caricature of Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate. Credits: Joshua Olufemi
Investigative reporting of corruption in Nigeria before Panama Papers appears to have given prominence to public procurement scandals majorly perpetrated by the executive arms of government.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson walks out from the interview.
- You have to leave your ego outside the door. We are all working together on this and no matter how big or small your news organisations are, said Marina Walker deputy director of ICIJ on my first meeting about the Panama Papers in Washington in May 2015 with around 20 other journalist. This was eleven months before the Panama Papers stories were published all over the world.